- Paperback: 261 pages
- Publisher: Equilibrium Publications (London) (20 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0955038030
- ISBN-13: 978-0955038037
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 0.8 x 23 cm
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,010,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Show Stress Who's Boss! Paperback – 20 Oct 2011
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"This book will certainly be required reading for senior teams as the tools and strategies she describes are vital for effective team management and the building of a sustainable business." Andrew Shaw, CEO, Dubai Cables. "Carole's essential guide to managing stress is brimming with anecdotes, stories and practical solutions which make is easily accessible, effortlessly readable and eminently enjoyable. I cannot suggest a better guide than Carole Spiers to help you navigate your way through stress." Damian Hughes, author of 'Liquid Thinking Survival Guide to Change'
About the Author
Carole Spiers' credibility is rooted in twenty years' success as CEO of a leading Stress Management Consultancy, working with equal success both in the UK and the Gulf. A recognised authority on corporate stress, Carole is a BBC Guest-Broadcaster and author of Tolley's 'Managing Stress in the Workplace'. She is an international Motivational Speaker, a weekly columnist for Gulf News and is regularly called upon by the national and international press and media for comment.
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This lovely book is peppered with lists, self-administered tests, and delightful anecdotes. My own favourite is preparation for a one one-to-one interview where someone may be stressed: a list of what to say - and what not to say!
There are lots more practical hints - keeping a stress diary so you can understand what's causing stress; how to do work-life balance, relaxation, and exercise at work. Also, how to avoid the worst in diet - balanced meals are essential, with lots of 'whats', 'whys' and 'hows', but no recipes! Caffeine and alcohol can help, but only in small quantities; sugar on the other hand will give you a short-term `high' but no other advantages.
This is a book that will set you thinking - really thinking. Yet it's an easy cover-to-cover read. That's partly down to the persuasive content, but also the well-chosen font and relaxed layout - plus the cuddly lion who stars in the brilliant cartoons. If you feel just too stressed to make time for a book about stress, you can dip at random into the middle, use the contents page to get to the topics that are really stressing you, or cheat and jump to the end - where you'll find author Carole Spiers waiting with '10 Quick Stress Management Fixes'. Once you've read this book, you'll want to read it again, and put its wisdom into practice. It'll help you do what it says on the cover: 'Show stress who's boss!'
There's a lot you probably didn't know about stress as well. Were you aware that it can be caused not only from the burden of being put-upon, but from a feeling of being underused too? Be it in work or in your personal life, and this book is pitched perfectly at both of these areas.
Yes, I was in turn both surprised and delighted upon being given and chancing a read of 'Show Stress Who's Boss'. Offering practical help and advice for you, your family, employer and/or employees, this is a catch-all, one stop reference. Carefully designed questionnaires and interesting case studies sit alongside practical advice and exercises for managing and beating stress. It's the clear, concise and engaging manner in which Carole Spiers presents this text which sets this above the glut of `self help' guides out there. I'll admit it, I've read a fair few of these things out of curiosity, and can for once say that this is worth it's weight a fair few times over.
Everybody needs a little help managing stress sometimes, let's be honest with ourselves. It's why you're looking at this book now anyway, isn't it? Well look no further. This will help you.
There, I've actually said it at long last - here's one that works!
The cartoons are amusing, yes, but hit the mark in most cases.
The style is not patronising. Advice is based on actual cases, and is presented in an upbeat way.
It is possible to read it almost at one go, but this is not necessarily the best approach. Take time to think about what is applicable. Few people will be so unlucky as to suffer from all the problems dealt with, though (alas) some may be inter-related.
Help is at hand, and the hands are yours.
The book can be read in between school runs, on particularly stressful occasions, or on a daily basis to prevent your stress levels from rising. AND MOST DEFINITELY BEFORE XMAS PREPARATIONS ARE SET UNDER WAY.
As my husband said to me late one evening "you may read the book in bed but try not to laugh so loudly" ... it's light hearted but portrays the facts and methods of how to deal with day to day stressful issues in a much needed copable manner.
Thank you, Carole.
Carole provides the most up to date information about what stress is, how to spot the signs, what to do about it and how to have a balanced life.
"Show Stress Who's Boss" offers new insights and demonstrates the crucial role that leaders can play in successfully applying the principles of stress management to enhance productivity and performance.
Carole also tackles the complex question of how to sensitively approach and support individuals showing signs of stress - one of the toughest challenges of leadership. The result is a vital source of understanding and practical insight for effective stress management inside and outside of the workplace.
Barbara Dennis OBE, DL, FCMI
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